Well, after last week’s record-breaking number of responses (92 last time I checked–an all-time BTT record), I was tempted to use this week’s question to ask what you all thought about Harry Potter 7–but since a decent proportion of you weren’t going to be reading it at all, that seemed unfair. So instead . . .
Who’s the worst fictional villain you can think of? As in, the one you hate the most, find the most evil, are happiest to see defeated? Not the cardboard, two-dimensional variety, but the most deliciously-written, most entertaining, best villain? Not necessarily the most “evil,” so much as the best-conceived on the part of the author…oh, you know what I mean!
I'm going with Volde... He Who Must Not Be Named. JK Rowling created such an evilness with him and all the Death Eaters. Not only was he terrible, unconcerned with whatever collateral damage occurred as he pursued his goals, but he also inspired others, Hitler-like, to be evil at all costs. They had a spell, that would identify the location of anyone who even said his name aloud... Talk about control.
There are other characters in literature, that will not come to my brain right now, who have been evil, very evil, in little ways, or to one person, but Voldemort is on such a large scale, that I have to pick him.